If this has been discussed elsewhere, I apologize but I couldn't find it. Feel free to give me the link. That being said, I drive a Wrangler with a five speed and am darn good at shifting it in my humble opinion. In the Cruze, it requires a lot more attention from first to second. I notice there is a very big gap between 1st and 2nd, bigger than between 2nd and 3rd. Why is the first gear so low? I think it could have been geared slightly higher to make the shift from 1st to 2nd smoother. I seem to have to rev the engine a lot to have enough power in 2nd after shifting into 2nd, especially when I need to get going because I am pulling into traffic at an intersection. I would love some feedback. I can live with it, but what was the rational behind this design?